Medieval History 400-1500 Products

  • Magna Carta

    A Central European perspective of our common heritage of freedom

    Edited by Zbigniew Rau, Przemysław Żurawski vel Grajewski

    To mark the 800th anniversary of the ratification of the Magna Carta by King John at Runneymead, Magna Carta provides the Central and Eastern European perspectives on this monumental document and its impact on the political and legal experiences of freedom, from the medieval period to the present…

    Paperback – 2016-03-09 

  • William Marshal

    3rd Edition

    By David Crouch

    David Crouch’s William Marshal, now in its third edition, depicts this intriguing medieval figure as a ruthless opportunist, astute courtier, manipulative politician and a brutal but efficient soldier. Born the fourth son of a minor baron, he ended his days as Earl of Pembroke and Regent of England…

    Paperback – 2016-03-01 

  • Literature and the Islamic Court

    Cultural life under al-?a?ib Ibn ?Abbad

    By Erez Naaman

    Courts were the most important frameworks for the production, performance, and evaluation of literature in medieval Islamic civilization. Patrons vying for prestige attracted to their courts literary people who sought their financial support. The most successful courts assembled outstanding…

    Hardback – 2016-02-19 
    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • Wonder and Skepticism in the Middle Ages

    By Keagan Brewer

    Wonder and Skepticism in the Middle Ages explores the response by medieval society to tales of marvels and the supernatural, which ranged from firm belief to outright rejection, and asks why the believers believed, and why the skeptical disbelieved. Despite living in a world whose structures more…

    Hardback – 2016-02-08 
    Routledge Research in Medieval Studies

  • China's Southern Tang Dynasty, 937-976

    By Johannes L. Kurz

    The Southern Tang was one of China’s minor dynasties and one of the great states in China in the tenth century. Although often regarded as one of several states preceding the much better known Song dynasty (960-1279), the Southern Tang dynasty was in fact the key state in this period, preserving…

    Paperback – 2016-02-06 
    Asian States and Empires

  • Ruling England 1042-1217

    2nd Edition

    By Richard Huscroft

    Ruling England, now in its second edition, is a key text for students wishing to understand the complexities of medieval kingship in England from 1042-1217. Beginning just before the Norman Conquest, and ending with the ratification of Magna Carta, this book is divided into three parts: Late…

    Paperback – 2016-01-20 

  • The Danish Medieval Laws

    the laws of Scania, Zealand and Jutland

    Edited by Ditlev Tamm, Helle Vogt

    The Danish medieval laws: the laws of Scania, Zealand and Jutland contains translations of the four most important medieval Danish laws written in the vernacular. The main texts are those of the Law of Scania, the two laws of Zealand – Valdemar’s and Erik’s – and the Law of Jutland, all of which…

    Hardback – 2016-01-20 
    Routledge Medieval Translations

  • The Politics of Chinese Medicine Under Mongol Rule

    By Reiko Shinno 秦 玲子 

    Under the rule of the descendants of Chinggis Khan (1167-1227), China saw the development of a new culture in which medical practice came to be considered a highly respected occupation for elite men. During this period, further major steps were also taken towards the codification of medical…

    Hardback – 2016-01-14 
    Needham Research Institute Series

  • Rice, Agriculture, and the Food Supply in Premodern Japan

    By Charlotte von Verschuer, Wendy Cobcroft

    The majority of studies on the agricultural history of Japan have focused on the public administration of land and production, and rice, the principal source of revenue, has received the most attention. However, while this cereal has clearly played a decisive role in the public economy of the…

    Hardback – 2016-01-06 
    Needham Research Institute Series

  • Arthurian Legend in the Seventeenth Century

    By Roberta Florence Brinkley

    The study of the Arthurian legend in the 1600s has revealed almost no romance; the stories are more about the truth of Arthur’s existence and his exploits, with influence due to political bearing of the royalty versus parliament at the time. This fascinating study elucidates the differences between…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
    Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

  • Merlin and Legendary Romance

    By Carol Harding

    An indepth work on the origins of the Merlin of Arthurian legend, this book examines early texts, thirteenth century romances focusing particularly on Merlin as a character, rather than those where Merlin is a background cast member. The outline here starts with looking at the genre and the place…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
    Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

  • Witch Hunting and Witch Trials (RLE Witchcraft)

    The Indictments for Witchcraft from the Records of the 1373 Assizes Held from the Home Court 1559-1736 AD

    By C L'Estrange Ewen

    Originally published in 1929, the author presents a formidable collection of facts, brought together in a scholarly manner. This is an examination of the general history of witchcraft, its changing laws and legal procedures, as well as methods of interrogation and punishment. This book must be…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
    Routledge Library Editions: Witchcraft

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